Match Analysis In Brief
|Date||Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 10:30. (IST) and at 06:00 (UK)|
|Venue||England vs Bangladesh will take place at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, India|
|Weather||There is a chance of light rain showers across the first few hours of play, but these should clear up later in the day, leading to sunny spells but cold conditions with light winds throughout and temperatures reaching highs of 13c|
|TV & Streaming||Viewers in India: can watch this match live on Star Sports channels, or stream it via the Disney+ Hotstar app.|
|Viewers in Pakistan: can watch this match live on both PTV Sports and A-Sports or stream it through the PTVFLIX App.|
|Viewers in Sri Lanka: can watch this match live on Maharaja TV or stream it on Sirasatv.lk.|
|Viewers in Afghanistan: can watch this match live on Ariana TV.|
|Viewers in Bangladesh: can watch it on Gazi TV or stream it through Rabbithole.|
|Viewers in the UK: an watch this match live on Sky Sports or stream it via the Sky Go App.|
|Viewers in Australia: can watch this match live on Fox Sports or stream it via the Foxtel or Kayo Sports app.|
|Viewers in South Africa: can watch this match on SuperSport channels or stream it via the SuperSport app.|
|Viewers in the USA and Canada: can watch this match live on Willow TV, whilst viewers from the USA can also stream it via the ESPN+ app.|
KEY BETTING STATS
- England have beaten Bangladesh in five of their last six head-to-head ODI encounters – To Win the Match
- Joe Root has scored 133 runs across his last three ICC Cricket World Cup innings for England – Team – Top Batter
- Najmul Hossain Shanto has scored 50+ runs in each of his last four official ODI innings for Bangladesh – Batter Milestones
BETTING ANALYSIS For England
Reigning ICC Cricket World Cup champions England began the defense of their title with a surprise defeat at the hands of New Zealand and a comprehensive one at that, nine wickets the margin. Plenty of batters got starts but only one managed to accrue a significant score, that being Joe Root. In a major tournament, Root’s quality shone through and should continue to do so across the competition in subcontinental conditions, including here against Bangladesh. Consider backing Root to score over 33.5 runs via the ‘Batter Match Runs’ market. The pitch at Dharamsala is expected to offer good bounce and suit pace bowling, particularly with the new ball. Should this be the case, England’s Sam Curran could come to the fore. The left-arm pacer took his side’s only wicket against New Zealand, doing so with his first ball in the second over of the Black Caps’ innings. A big threat with the new ball, Curran will hope to make inroads into the Tigers’ top order and it’s worth backing him to finish as England’s top bowler. However, those bettors looking to make a high-risk play that offers a substantial reward can utilize the ‘Player of the Match’ market in which to back Curran.
BETTING ANALYSIS For Bangladesh
Bangladesh may benefit from having already played their opening 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup fixture at Dharamsala, beating Afghanistan by six wickets. Their spin-bowling duo of Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan each picked up three wickets as they bowled their opponents out for just 156. Mehidy went on to score a half-century in a successful run chase, underlining his quality with bat and ball. Both the ‘Team – Top Batter’ and ‘Team – Top Bowler’ markets should appeal to those looking to capitalize on Mehidy’s good form, whilst Shakib also offers good value in the same markets. However, from a batting perspective only, Najmul Hossain Shanto’s excellent recent run of scores cannot be ignored at this point, and of all the Bangladesh players, it is he who warrants the most investment within individual betting markets. Shanto’s last four official ODI innings for the Tigers have seen him accrue scores of 59 not out, 76, 104, and 89. Having already proven himself batting at Dharamsala, it’s well worth investing in Shanto via the ‘Batter Match Runs’ market. Those looking to play it safe can back the 25-year-old to score over 22.5 runs but the ‘Batter Milestones’ market can also be utilized if you think Shanto is capable of another 50+ score.
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
Rain could well have a part to play in this game when taking into account the forecast, so consider not making any moves until just before the scheduled start of play. When taking this into account and also the fact that the previous 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup fixture at Dharamsala was low-scoring, it would be no surprise to see the bowlers dominate throughout this encounter. Therefore, expect Sam Curran to prove crucial for England with his left-arm pace and variations, which should lead to him picking up at least a couple of wickets here.